August New Faculty Orientation
Welcome to Texas Tech University! The Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center is pleased to host Texas Tech University's New Faculty Orientation. This process is designed to help you make a smooth transition into your faculty role, and there are two important components of this program.
On Wednesday, August 22nd & Thursday, August 23, 2018, the TLPDC in conjunction with the Office of the Provost will host New Faculty Orientation. Please note that both days are mandatory beginning this year for all new faculty, including tenure and non-tenure track faculty.
The first component of New Faculty Orientation is held on Wednesday, August 22nd. On this afternoon, the Teaching Academy and the TLPDC will host a workshop titled, "Teaching Foundations for New Faculty." The Teaching Academy is an honorary society of selected Texas Tech faculty members. This important workshop is a wonderful introduction to the teaching culture at Texas Tech University and is supported by our administration and all deans and chairs. This session will be held at the TLPDC and will include a master teacher demonstration and practical discussions about teaching. This event begins at 1:00 and finishes at 5:00.
The second component is the 2018 New Faculty Orientation which will be held on Thursday, August 23rd in the Museum of Texas Tech University from 7:45 to approximately 4:30. This orientation represents a very important opportunity for you to become acquainted with information about the university and to be welcomed by TTU System and university leaders. New Faculty Benefits/Insurance information will also be presented at this session. Department chairs and deans will be invited to join us for lunch on Thursday.